The Associate Director of Finance is responsible for the financial
compliance oversight within the financial operations of the
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), the university's
largest research institute with over $40 million in annual
sponsored funding. The successful candidate will work with VTTI
Fiscal team, the Research Administration team, VTTI
Divisions/Centers, the Controller's Office, the VT Office of
Sponsored Programs, VT Procurement, VTTI Contracts, VTTI Pre-award,
and VT Risk Management to ensure compliance with State, Federal,
and University guidelines and procedures. The Associate Director of
Finance will report directly to the VTTI Chief Finance Officer on
all compliance matters including monthly certifications, monthly
reconciliations, transaction reviews, oversight of participant
payment processes, records retention, cost transfers, various
audit/compliance responses, and effort certifications. Will review
and update internal VTTI procedures and guidelines as needed.
Supervises the VTTI post award and fiscal staff. Responsible for
oversight of the VTTI service center finances, which include
monthly analysis, annual rate review, along with annual financial
reports. Oversee the department quarterly returned overhead
allocation. Review and approve various purchases. Review and
approve wage and graduate student hiring needs. Provide various
training when needed. Serves as the Assistant Treasurer of the VTT,
LLC, which is an affiliate of Virginia Tech. Manage the
department’s vehicle loaner/lease inventory by ensuring required
insurance is up to date. Lead the federal owned equipment inventory
process at VTTI and manages other department inventory and surplus
A criminal conviction check will be required.
- Advanced degree in management, accounting, finance, or related
field. A bachelor's degree with significant relevant work
experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
- Demonstrated supervisory experience.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and in a team
- Working knowledge of accounting and operating compliance
- Demonstrated understanding of university, state, and/or federal
policies and guidelines.
- Proven skills in updating or creating written procedures and
- Organized and detail orientated.
- Experience in performing various financial analysis and
- Experience with standard office software such as word processing,
spreadsheets, presentation utilities.
- Ability to multitask and work independently to prioritize
assignments and train others in a high volume, team
- Previous work experience in a research organization.
- Experience managing multiple funding sources (e.g. State funding,
foundation funding, external funding).
- Experience using advance features of spreadsheet programs.
- Experience with large enterprise financial and reporting
- Advanced Certification (e.g. CPA, CRA, CMA).
Commensurate with Experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination
or receive approval
from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical
condition or sincerely held religious belief.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim
(That I May Serve),
Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a
hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be
leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution
that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the
world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community
to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more
than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight
, a school of
, a veterinary
college, Graduate School
, and Honors College
. The university
has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus
in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices
. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including
pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise
discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,
discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of
other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an
accommodation, please contact Lisa Eichelberger
during regular business hours at least 10
business days prior to the event.
October 21, 2021